Team:Heidelberg/Human Practice/Open Day/Microscopy
Photo Gallery- Microscopy
Here you get an impression on what the pubils explored in the microscopy station. [ back to previous page ]
Cells taken from the oral mucosa are stained with Hoechst and Lysotracker Red in salt-buffer (Krebs-Henseleit). Hoechst is a blue fluorescend dye intercalating into the minor groove of the DNA, thus visualizing the nucleus. Lysotracker Red consists of a red fluorophore coupled to a weak base that accumulates in acidic organelles like lysosomes. A Leica TCS SP5 confocal microscope is used for image aquisition.